eFootball PES 2021: Atletico Madrid Iconic Moments Review

All Hail Rojiblancos!

Ever since the datapack 2.0 update arrived, KONAMI and eFootball PES 2021 has provided a new variant of excitement and enthusiasm to the users, reliving the actual “Iconic Moments” which make football the most beautiful and thrilling game on Earth. The Legends, the evergreen moments and impossible-made-possible scenarios that continue to give goosebumps to football fans, decades after the moment passed, have now made their way through into our beloved mobile game. In case you are an Atletico Madrid fan, watch out because here onwards we will discuss the IM cards of players donning the red and whites of ATM, reliving the literal Iconic Moments in PES 2021. Also, we will be taking a look at how to extract the best out of them and how they can be an asset for your team, providing the juggernaut zeal for you to crush every obstacle.

Whenever any new Atletico Madrid Iconic Moments are released in PES 2021 or eFootball what we call it from the next season, this review will be updated with the new set of players. We have previously reviewed the Iconic Moments players of the following clubs from PES 2020, so feel free to check those reviews out.

PES 2020 Iconic Moments

PES 2021 Iconic Moments

Atletico Madrid Iconic Moments in PES 2021

PES 2021 provides two legendary players from the Spanish giants with IM cards:

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So without further ado, let us dig deeper and check out how the legendary players are in their IM card versions, and what ‘Iconic Moment’ in a literal sense actually led up to the formation of the IM-rated card.

Diego Forlan

Playing Style: Fox In The Box

Looking back at the Iconic Match

The Fox in the Box center-forward version of Forlan comes from the backdrop of the 2010 UEFA Europa League Final played on 12th May between Atletico Madrid and Fulham FC. The Spaniards began the game the better, with Atleti hitting the post through Diego Forlan’s low drive across objective and Jose Antonio Reyes‘ trying free-kick that Mark Schwarzer took care of well.

Diego Forlan Atletico Madrid IM
Diego Forlan Atletico Madrid IM

Forlan beat the Fulham guard to Sergio Aguero‘s scraped shot, changing over from shutting reach to put the Rojiblancos 1-0 up soon after the half-hour mark. Having combat for additional time, the Whites were to have their hearts broken again by the always present Forlan tapped home from Aguero‘s cross to enlist a 116th-minute trophy sealer.

Player Analysis

This IM version of the player is a 30-year-old card again with a base rating of 90 but this time the rating gets maximized up to 98 with a club boost under its belt. When it comes to statistical analysis with the older version of the player, the latter has a higher dribbling stat while the younger version has better finishing. The older version of the player also has a much higher rated 91+3 curl statistic in comparison to the 88 rated curls on the younger version.

Forlan IM Card
Forlan IM Card Stats

Other than that speed balance physical contact and jump are of absolute similar rating but the younger version just edges past with a 91 rated acceleration in comparison to the 90 rated on the older version. However, Forlan’s Manchester United IM card is considered superior to both.

A brilliant footballer in real life and a much-anticipated center forward, Diego Forlan is one of the silkiest and clinical players one can have upfront in their team. The player has three iconic moment versions in total with one coming in a Manchester United jersey while the rest two glorifying the red and whites of Atletico Madrid. The dipping shot power possessed by him is one of the most satisfying things you can see if you have him on your team, safe to say, a player who can walk into the starting eleven to provide the best, justifying the hype.

Formation Discussion

The player can be best utilized with a double-headed strike force upfront with someone like Bergkamp to link up with, with the formation being an offensive 4-3-1-2. The 2 striker formation can be irrefutably the best to extract Forlan to its optimum level.

Fernando Torres

Playing Style: Goal Poacher

Looking back at the Iconic Match

Torres Atletico Madrid IM
Torres Atletico Madrid IM

The backdrop of this card comes from the match which was eventually his second counterpart for Atletico Madrid after his move from AC Milan. This card of his is basically about his incredible and stellar display versus Real Madrid on the second leg of Copa Del Rey round of 16, the match being played on 15/01/2015, where he scored twice and assisted Atletico with fitting the bill to the Quarterfinals.

Player analysis

El Niño, needless to say, is top class in finishing, and his instinct has led to the netting of a large portion of the shots in addition to being very great in the air. Indeed he has missed some, however, the majority of the shots he missed were difficult to pull and at times attempted to be excessively arrogant long reach shots. Be that as it may, he scored a few bangers! The max finishing stat is 99. He’s also great in the air and also has the important shooting skills for his style of play like First Time shot.

Atletico Madrid Iconic Moments PES 2021
Torres IM Card Stats

A good dribbler too, he will effectively spill past the safeguards in light of speed in addition to he has respectable strength and equilibrium too. But in this regard, his previous version and even the Liverpool version beats this version. Yet, yes don’t simply overdo it when it is required to pass to a player close by. He has a twofold touch too which assists him with escaping restricted spaces. Just something single is that he will get a bit tired rapidly before the finish of each match because of trackback skill so save an additional sub for him.

One thing for sure, that this current version of Torres is still practically the same as far as hostile details whenever contrasted with his 2 more youthful IM characteristics like Speed, Acceleration, Offensive Awareness, and Finishing as if it’s practically the equivalent. The explanation is basically the other 2 are 99 evaluated with support while this one is 97 rated with help of boost, 30 years of age while the past Atletico one is 21 and Liverpool one is 24. Nonetheless, this most recent Torres is as yet a splendid CF.

Formation Discussion

This IM card too can be best utilized with a double-headed spear up front, with the likes of players like Forlan accompanying him. A formation that can bring out the best from El Nino is certainly a 4-3-1-2 offensive, just like the other Atletico IM-rated player counterpart.

So these were the Iconic Moments cards coming from the backdrop of Spanish capital side Atletico Madrid, and certainly two of the most anticipated and lethal IM cards to own in PES2021. What are your thoughts on them? Which one would you rather prefer to own? Let us know in the comment section. Till then, happy reading and happy gaming!

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Precise and crisp! What a vivid description! Great, carry on!

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